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Alain de Botton

Top 10 Alain de Botton Quotes,  English
Total Quotes : 156
Perfect Living Perfect Job

I learnt to stop fantasising about the perfect job or the perfect relationship because that can actually be an excuse for not living.

- Alain de Botton

Alive Needs Will

Advertising is - quite often - alive to our real needs. It's just the products on offer might not be the things that will help us satisfy them.

- Alain de Botton

Waiting Venue Private

All tours are filled with humiliation. My publisher once hired a private jet to fly me to a venue where 1,000 people were waiting. It almost bankrupted him.

- Alain de Botton

Journey Think Part

I do think that travel can be part of a journey of inner maturation, but you've got to do it right.

- Alain de Botton

Friendship Death Career

Where is instruction in relationships, in the management of career, in the raising of children, in the pursuit of friendship, in the wise approach to anxiety and death? All this sort of stuff I craved to learn about when I was a student and down to this day.

- Alain de Botton

Gray Gap Them

A gray V-neck pullover from Gap. I have 30 of them.

- Alain de Botton

Great Fantasy Fantasies

Fantasies can be great, but we shouldn't make the wedding a fantasy, because the wedding is the gateway to married life. It shouldn't be a moment of illusion; it should be a moment of preparation.

- Alain de Botton

Destination Numbers Given

Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.

- Alain de Botton

United States Born-Again

Atheism is having a heyday in the born-again United States.

- Alain de Botton

I See About Bit

I am not a foodie, thank goodness. I will eat pretty much anything. A lot of my friends are getting incredibly fussy about food and I see it as a bit of an affliction.

- Alain de Botton

London Other Sociable

A city like London is sociable in a sense that there are people gathering in bars and restaurants, concerts and lectures. Yet you can partake of all these experiences and never say hello to anyone new. And one of the things that all religions do is take groups of strangers into a space and say it is OK to talk to each other.

- Alain de Botton

Seriously Note Subject

At 'The School of Life', we take seriously anything that has to do with human fulfilment - and take note wherever insight on this subject can be found.

- Alain de Botton

Senses Sympathies Helping

Artworks are especially good at helping our psyches in a variety of ways: they rebalance our moods, lend us hope, usher in calm, stretch our sympathies, reignite our senses, and reawaken appreciation.

- Alain de Botton

Loving Improve How

As in all areas, we can improve how good we are at loving another person.

- Alain de Botton

Real People Characters

Among adults, we can admit that of course, characters are creations. They aren't real people.

- Alain de Botton

Art Think Functions

I believe that art is a tool and that, like all tools, it has functions. I also think it is important to know what the tool is for so that we can better know how and when to use it.

- Alain de Botton

Think I Think Everyone

Everyone's more vulnerable than they seem, and I think men are more vulnerable. Once you get close to a man, the whole thing's a facade anyway. I think manhood is fragile.

- Alain de Botton

Emotional Life Alongside

Emotional life is - alongside work - one of the great challenges of existence and is a theme that I keep returning to.

- Alain de Botton

I Am Aesthetic Very

I am a very aesthetic person.

- Alain de Botton

I Am Always Anxious

I am always anxious.

- Alain de Botton